Exercise Swift Response





WHAT IS SWIFT RESPONSE?

Swift Response 17-2 will include approximately 6,000 participants from 12 NATO and European partner nations, Oct. 2-20, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

The exercise will feature multi-national, airborne, joint forcible entry personnel and equipment drops; air assault operations; a force build-up using a short take-off and landing strip; and non-combatant evacuation operations.

Swift Response 17-2 is a multi-national training event that allows allies to connect - personally, professionally, technically and tactically - to build stronger, more capable forces that are ready at a moment's notice to respond to crisis situations.

Swift Response 2017

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Airborne exercise to highlight speed, agility of allied crisis response in Europe

HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany -- Allied airborne units in Europe will join together as a multi-national team to practice their ability to quickly and effectively respond to regional crises during the U.S. Army Europe-led exercise Swift Response 17: Phase II, here, Oct 2-20.
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Swift Response 2016

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Airborne Division Sets Stage for Multinational Exercise

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany -- The planning and preparation for an exercise that includes multinational forces, more than 500 paratroopers and an airborne operation into a foreign country began months in advance.
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Special operation forces build relationships at Swift Response 16

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Special operation forces conduct some of the most strenuous and sophisticated military operations in the world. SOF units are known to be highly trained and often better equipped than traditional soldiers. Yet one of their most valuable assets is very low-tech relationships.
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Images: Wargames from the inside-out: Army journalists go behind the scenes in multinational training operations

Sgt. Michael Giles, with the 100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, interviews French Army Brigadier Gen. Eric des Minieres and British Army Col. Graham Livingston, commander and deputy commander of the Airborne Combined Joint Expeditionary Force, during Exercise Swift Response 16 at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, Germany, June 21, 2016.
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Training builds stronger Air Force, allies

As quickly as is it began, exercise Swift Response 2016 came to a conclusion after a total of 163 airlifts and airdrops were completed by squadrons from throughout the U.S. Air Force and NATO allies June 18, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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AMLOs keep communication flowing during SR16’

As Exercise Swift Response 16’ phase II began with C-130 aircraft flying overhead and Soldiers operating on the ground, Air Mobility Liaison Officers kept effective communications flowing between the two elements ensuring a successful exercise.
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White Cell tracks closely manages successful operations at Swift Response

U.S. Army Garrison, Hohenfels, Germany - Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division tracked daily troop movements in June 2016 during Exercise Swift Response.
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Allied forces train to evacuate US citizens in Swift Response 16

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and other multinational forces conducted a scenario-based non-combatant evacuation operation of U.S. and host-nation citizens here, June 17, 2016. This evacuation fulfilled a critical training objective of Exercise Swift Response 16.
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McChord delivers in Swift Response

Three aircrews from the 62nd Airlift Wing demonstrated their air mobility capabilities by delivering more than 250 Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division as well as Polish and British Forces and their equipment to Poland during Exercise Swift Response 2016 June 7.
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STOL Strong for Swift Response

HOHENFELS, Germany (June 16, 2016) -- The U.S. Air Force's 821st Contingency Response Group demonstrated its ability to quickly build combat and sustainment power by conducting C-130 supply delivery operations June 16, 2016, at the Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) airstrip in support of Swift Response 16, here.
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Video: STOL Operations

US Army and Air Force perform short take off and landing exercises to support land operations.
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Video: Global Response Force Completes Rapid Evacuation Training

82nd Airborne Division 1st Brigade Combat soldiers work with NATO allies and partners in exercise Swift Response 2016.
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Video: Swift Response 2016

Paratroopers assigned to Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment along with 127th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation during Swift Response 16 training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany, June 17, 2016
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Video: Multinational Service members join forces

NATO allies and partners demonstrate cohesion for a successful training event, Swift Response 2016.
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Swift Response Returns To Hohenfels

HOHENFELS, Germany -- Swift Response 16 hit its stride here Wednesday as nearly 1,100 airborne soldiers from four nations jumped into Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas to initiate the second phase of this multinational, cross European exercise.
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US, Polish Soldiers deliver logistical 'Swift Response'

TORUN, Poland -- Host nation, U.S. and British forces teamed up to deliver a "Swift Response" June 7 at the Torun drop zone, successfully concluding a major airborne crisis response exercise in the process.
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Interoperability Medical Coverage In Support of Swift Response 16

TORUN, Poland – Medics of U.S., Polish, and U.K. provided drop zone medical coverage for an airborne operation involving more than 1,500 paratroopers from multiple nations June 7 in support of Swift Response 16.
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Video: Swift Response 16 Showcases Speed of Assembly

Service members from 10 NATO nations are taking part in Exercise Swift Response, including a Joint Forcible Airborne Jump near Torun, Poland, that shows the capability to respond anywhere in the world.
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Airborne forces make longest flight to jump

British paratroopers have jumped in alongside their US and Polish counterparts to show their ability to work together and deliver a Swift Response to international crises.
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Swift Response 16 highlights allied airborne capabilities

TORUN, Poland -- Exercise Swift Response 16 kicked in to high gear here this week as paratroopers from the British, Italian, Polish and U.S. Army conducted multiple and simultaneous airborne jumps on to the Polish countryside as a demonstration of allied rapid response capabilities.
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European leaders, 82nd Airborne Division CG discuss Swift Response 16 at bridge crossing

TORUN, Poland - Maj. Gen. Richard Clarke, the 82nd Airborne Division commanding general, fielded questions from local media alongside Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the U.S. Army Europe commanding general, and President Michał Zalewski, president of Torun, Poland, during a press conference held on a bridge in Torun, June 8.
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Images: Swift Response 2016

A Polish Soldier enjoys a quiet moment before the start of Exercise Swift Response. The exercise is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world.
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Images: Swift Response 16: Joint Forcible Entry

Lt. Col. Eric Baus, the deputy commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, speaks to his troops during a mission brief, June 5, 2016, on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, during exercise Swift Response 16. MORE

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Army's Contingency Force prepares for Joint Forcible Entry

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany (June 6, 2016) -- At the Intermediate Staging Base, or ISB, located, here, Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are preparing for their airborne Joint Forcible Entry (JFE) into Poland in support of exercise Swift Response 16.
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Swift Response 16 to exercise Allied airborne forces in Europe

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany -- Airborne forces from 10 NATO nations will hone their abilities to conduct global crisis response operations during exercise Swift Response 16, May 27 - June 26, 2016.
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Swift Response 2015

Exercise Swift Response 15 was held Aug. 17-Sept. 13, 2015, in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy and was the first iteration of a multinational training event designed around a U.S. Army brigade-level multinational Joint Forced Entry operation involving approximately 4,500 NATO personnel.

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